2-Day Intro to Long Range Course – November 4th – 5th, 2022
Dates: Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th, 2022
Location: North Springs Shooting Range – Price, Utah. Map
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Class Size: 14 Students (16 max)
This course introduces students to the mindset, skillset, and equipment necessary to achieve precision and accuracy at long range. Students will become proficient at using a ballistics app to generate a shooting solution for any combination of rifle, ammo, and environmental condition. Most importantly, students will master the fundamentals of marksmanship and their ability to maximize the capability of any weapons system. Students are expected to arrive with their rifles, optics, ammo, and equipment set up according to the prerequisites listed below. If you do so we guarantee each student will be able to effectively engage 12 – 24″ targets out to 1000 yards without assistance. Typically, 75% or more of our students will successfully complete the 1000 yard Milk Jug Challenge in less than 10 shots. Failure to heed the recommendations below will likely prevent you from enjoying these achievements and keep you from getting the most out of this course so please review these recommendations carefully and contact us in advance if you have any concerns. Rental packages are available and include everything that you need, even 100 rounds of match ammo. If time allows, students will have the option to shoot out to 1200 yards, 1500 yards, and even 1 mile after class on Saturday evening and even attempt Milk Jug Challenges at these ranges for an additional fee.
“As a big game hunter, I took this class to learn how to extend my effective range. I loved that Bryce was able to help me maximize the capability of my existing equipment, match the correct ammunition to my rifle, and then adjust my turrets correctly for any distance and condition. I learned how to properly interact with the rifle and be confident in my shots by removing the “human elements” that cause inaccuracy. I feel like I am shooting at a whole different level.” – Brock, Syracuse, UT 2020
‘I grew up shooting firearms and always considered myself a good shot but when it came to rifles with optics I didn’t know much beyond point and shoot. LRSUs Introduction to Long Range Shooting class with Bryce changed all of that! I entered the class knowing very little and left being able to confidently adjust for distance and wind. By the end of the class, I had hit targets out to 1 mile! (1,760 yards)”. – Kevin Moore, Salt Lake City, Utah 2020
“I’m new to long-range shooting and this class helped me to better understand what equipment to buy and how to use it to achieve accuracy and precision. To hear that “ding” and consistently hit targets at 1000 yards, including the milk jug, is exhilarating. Now precision shooting is fun rather than frustrating and I can’t wait to get out to practice. I definitely recommend Bryce’s long-range precision shooting class. – Larry Landen, Highland, Utah 2020
“It’s so cool to learn exactly how to shoot. I just went from a complete rookie to be hitting an 18″ target at 1000 yards. This was the most fun I’ve had in a long, long time.” – Wally, Provo, UT 2019
“Within 4 hours we were hitting every 100 yards out to 1000 yards. 300, 400, and 500 yards seem like nothing now”. – Jeff, Park City, UT 2019
“There wasn’t a single part of the class where I wasn’t having fun and learning something new. Hearing that “ding” at 1000 yards was so awesome, I’m still grinning”. – Cade, Salt Lake City, UT 2019
Friday – Classroom Lecture 8:30 am to ~ 7 pm.
- 8:30 am – Check-in at the main office. Sign Waivers & pay $10 per day range fee to North Springs (Cash Only)
- 9:00 am – Lecture begins
- 12:30 pm – 30-minute break for lunch (Please bring a sack lunch and plenty of snacks and drinks)
- ~ 5 pm to 7:00 pm – Zeroing & equipment setup at the 100-yard range. Once you confirm your zero you can leave for the day.
Day 2 – Range Day 8:30 am to ~ 5 pm
- 8:30 am – Meet at the 100-yard range to shoot drills
- 10:30 – Move to 1000 yard range, engage targets 200 – 1000 with your partner
- Midday – Lunch at your leisure (Please bring a sack lunch and plenty of snacks and drinks)
- 2:30 pm – 1000 yard Milk Jug Challenge
- ~ 4:30 pm – Class photo and recap. Formal instruction ends.
- 5:00 pm to dusk – free-time, optional positional training, shooting at 1200 yards, 1500 yards, and 1 mile. 1200 to 1 Mile Mik Jug Challenge for $25 per attempt and must be completed within regulation and officiated by LRSU staff. 10 shots under 5 minutes with no sighters or practice.
We carry many of these items in-house and can generally meet or beat any online price for them. Please email us at [email protected] and we’ll help you get set up for success.
2 – Rifle: Must be in safe, working order, and capable of shooting a ~1″ or better 5 shot group at 100 yards.
RIFLE RENTALS: We have a limited number of standard and premium rental packages available. Both include a precision rifle, optic, bubble level, sidewinder DOPE card, bipod, rear bag, shooting mat, and 100 rounds of match-grade factory ammunition. Additional ammo is available for $45 per box of 20. Email [email protected] to arrange your rental. Standards rentals are generally a 6.5 Creedmoor LRSU Tikka Build & Vortex Viper PST Gen II FFP 5-25 optic for $299. Premium rentals are custom rifles chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor with Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25 optics for $399.
3 – Match Grade Ammunition: Capable of shooting a 1″ or better 5 shot group at 100 yards. Example: Hornady Match Ammo or Hornady Precision Hunter. Q uantity: Most student will use roughly 100 rounds for the standard classroom portion. Those who stay after to shoot out to 1 mile or attempt the longer milk jug challenges obviously want to bring more (140-150 rounds). If you’re having difficulty sourcing ammo here are some suggestions: (1) Try the following websites: ammoseek.com or the ammoseek app, primeammunition.com, unknownmuntions.com, coppercreekcartridgeco.com, Brownells.com, Creedmoorsports.com, and Natchez.com. IF YOUR SHOOTING A MAGNUM…we recommend you consider one of our rental packages as it will likely cost much less than just the ammo for your magnum and your shoulder will thank you! All rentals come with 100 rounds of match ammo and you can be confident they will shoot very well. As a last resort, if you’re down to the wire and need just a box or two we do carry a small selection of calibers and we may be open to selling you some to get you through the class (6mm & 6.5 Creedmoor, 308, 6.5 PRC typically) but availability is very limited.
4 – Quality optics with external turrets. Examples that we carry in-house: Vortex Viper PST Gen II 5-25 FFP – $899 – or – Vortex Razor HD 4.5 – 27 – $1799 – 1999 – or – Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25 – $1999 – 2599
6 – Bipod capable of canting from side to side. Example: We carry Harris BRMS 6-9″ Notched Leg bipod with LRSU Pod-Locks installed for $125 – or – Our favorite, Evolution 6-10″ Carbon Fiber bipods for $315.
7 – Rear bag. Example: Medium Sand Sock Gear
9 – Adjustable Cheekpiece. Options:
- Add a Matthew’s Fabrication Kydex Cheekpiece to your existing rifle – Use code LRSU10 for 10% OFF
- Upgrade to chassis system from LRSU like the KRG Bravo $349 – $439 or others from KRG, XLR, Masterpiece Arms, or MDT. Email [email protected]
10 – Sidewinder Drop Chart (Recommended) – These small rifle-mounted drop charts put your drop data front and center next to your optic eliminating the need to break a position and consult your phone, notebook or hand to see your D.O.P.E. Just $30 on our website
11 – Fix-It Sticks torque limiter & tool kit (Recommended) – A quality inch/pound torque limiter and tools are necessary to properly mount your rifle scope in accordance with manufacturer specifications. Damage from mproperly torqued rings is the #1 warranty claim for optics companies. Video – Buy Here
Once you add to cart and complete your registration, you’ll be prompted to download three documents.
1 – LRSU Liability Waiver. All students must bring a completed and signed copy to the class on Friday morning.
2 – Information sheet with the location, schedule, discounted accommodations, and general information.
3 – Prerequisite / required equipment list. This elaborates on what is outlined above and provides links to purchase.
Youth: Students under the age of 18 may attend but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, please contact us before registering at [email protected]
**Cancellation Policy: Due to the small class size and limited availability the following cancellation policy is strictly enforced. Full refunds will only be granted upon receipt of written notice of cancellation more than 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days of the course dates, no refunds will be provided unless we’re able to backfill your spot. Please ensure your travel plans and availability before signing up. Updated 12/9/2021
**Weather Policy: Utah weather can be extreme and changes quickly. It’s critical that you come prepared for the worst possible conditions regardless of the weather forecast. The majority of the firing line is covered and walled on three sides which offers more than adequate protection from the elements. Should the weather conditions become dangerous (ie lightning) and prevent us from completing at least 50% off the range day curriculum students will be allowed to attend a future course.